Juchitan Wedding

Juchitan Wedding

I had the honor of being invited to an Isthmus wedding last year. The groom, Asa Buchanan, was a young English teacher from London and the bride Karina Nuricumbo´s family was from Juchitán. It was an enormous, colorful affair held in an event hall right near the...
Playa Arrocito

Playa Arrocito

Playa Arrocito is located just before Tangolunda Bay in the resort town of Huatulco.  Only 300 foot long, this great little playa was named as a result of the sand that looks like small grains of rice. Its name comes from that feature. The sand is very different from...
Fábrica Mexicana

Fábrica Mexicana

By Jan and Marcia Chaiken – writers of the Huatulco Eye Fábrica Mexicana, an exhibition presented in the Modern Art Museum (MAM) in Mexico City, made clear that Mexico must be placed high on the list of countries creating the most imaginative and environmentally...
Mariachi

Mariachi

Music has, for centuries, been an integral part of the life and culture of the indigenous people of Mexico. Before the arrival of the first Spanish Conquistadors they used conch shell horns, reed and wooden flutes and various drums and other percussive instruments to...
Temazcal

Temazcal

Temazcal is a ritual vapor bath with pre-Hispanic origins.  The Conquistadores attempted to eradicate all Mesoamerican practices but this purifying custom survived and in recent years has experienced a resurgence.  The concept is are not unique to Mesoamerica; the...